See also: -ornis

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From German Ornis, from Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, bird) This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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ornis (plural ornithes)

  1. (formal) A bird.
  2. The birds collectively of a region; avifauna.
    • 1867, The record of zoological literature, volume 3, page 60:
      Baird then proceeds to treat of the eastward movement of American birds, and its influence on the ornis of Greenland and Europe, and vice versâ.

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  1. dative/ablative plural of ornus